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Forcese and Roach on Bill C-22 in The Lawyers Weekly

Posted by irwinlaw on July 5, 2016 in authors and national security law.

Almost one year after the publication of False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach are weighing in on the government's proposed security review panel. They warn that review “is not a substitute for fixing bad and overbroad security laws.” Read what they have to say in The Lawyers Weekly.

Author David Kerzner on TIEA loopholes

Posted by irwinlaw on June 20, 2016 in authors and tax law.

The Panama Papers, and international tax evasion, continue to make news headlines around the world. In a recent investigation between the CBC and Toronto Star, author David Kerzner has pointed out the weaknesses of Canada's tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs), stating that "Ninety per cent of tax havens in the world lack these critical records. It’s too easy to take advantage of this system. (These) solutions are flawed and no one’s standing up and saying the TIEAs didn’t work.” Read his recent comments at the CBC and The Toronto Star.

Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

Posted by irwinlaw on May 30, 2016 in authors, awards, criminal law, and national security law.

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week!

Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association's Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada. The BCCLA writes: "These two individuals have been critical to mounting a resistance to the infringement of civil liberties in the name of national security. The astounding turn in public support for bill C-51 was due to a public education effort that was virtually all premised on their real-time legal analysis. They have exemplified what it means to be engaged public intellectuals, and the civil liberties community owes them a great debt." They received a standing ovation at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

We are also delighted that False Security was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize at an awards ceremony in Calgary on Saturday, May 28. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Irwin Law's President and Publisher, Jeffrey Miller, was at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the authors.

Well done, Craig and Kent!

Richard Schneider and Hy Bloom receive Bruno Cormier Award

Posted by irwinlaw on March 23, 2016 in authors and awards.

Congratulations to the Honorable Richard D. Schneider and Dr Hy Bloom, co-editors of Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013), who have been awarded the Bruno Cormier Award by the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for their significant contributions to forensic psychiatry in Canada. The award was presented at CAPL’s annual conference in Vancouver earlier this month.

Richard D. Schneider, BSc, MA, PhD, LLB, LLM, CPsych, is Chairman of the Ontario Review Board and a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Hy Bloom, BA, LLB, MD, FRCPC, is CEO of workplace.calm, inc., a workplace conflict, problem behaviour, and violence prevention and management group of multidisciplinary consultants, and a founding member of the Psilex Group, Consultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Together, they have authored/edited Mental Disorder and the Law: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2006), Mental Health Courts: Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (2007, with Mark Heerema), and Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013). Richard D. Schneider is also the author of The Annotated Ontario Mental Health Statutes 4/e (2007) and The Lunatic and the Lords (2009).

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